2023 Graduate Award Winners

Congratulations to our graduate award winners!

ISU Teaching Exellence Award, for the top 10% of graduate students involved in teaching this year goes to: Mahsa Askary Hemmat, Jayme Brickley, Tien Tan Bui, Eunbyeol Gi, Amaya Jayaweera, Mansi Sharma, Daphne Patten, Sharifur Rahman, Benjamin Schelske, Aayushi Singh, Sarah Szakas, and Tristen Taylor.

isu teaching award winners

(Pictured: Back row: Mansi Sharma, (), Daphne Patten, Benjamin Schelske, Eunbyeol Gi and Sarah Szakas, Front Row: Tien Tan Bui, Mahsa Askary Hemmat, Aayushi Singhe, Tristen Taylor, and Sharifur Rahman, Not Pictured: Jayme Brickley)

ISU Research Excellence Award, for the top 10% of the graduating class, this year goes to: Melisa Alkan, Andrew Paulson, and Xun Wu.

isu research award winners

(Pictured: Andrew Paulson and Melisa Alkan, Not Pictured: Xun Wu)

Thanks to the generosity of individual and corporate sponsors, the Department of Chemistry is happy to be able to provide opportunities to recognize and award graduate students for their achievements in both academics and research. Below you will find a listing of the 2022 fellowship and award recipients.

The four finalists, for the Cotton-Uphaus Award were decided at the first Open House in March 2022. Finalist are chosen through a poster contest at Open House and the winner is selected after a set of oral presentations. Finalists: Liang-Yu Chen, Shashini De Silva, Tommy Johnson, Ernesto Soto, and Tristen Taylor. The winner was: Shashini De Silva.

cotton-uphaus finalists

(Pictured: Tristen Taylor, Liang-Yu Chen, Tommy Johnson, Ernesto Soto, and Shashini De Silva)

Shashini De Silva

(Cotton-Upahus Award Winner: Shashini De Silva)

Althea Sleight Graduate Fellowship - Jiashan Mi

sleight award winner

(Pictured: Jiashan Mi)

Edward V. Sayre Chemistry Scholarships - Foroogh Bahrami, Sujeewa Lamahewage, Arka Sarkar, and Mansi Sharma

sayre award winners

(Pictured: Foroogh Bahrami, Mansi Sharma, Aarka Sarkar, and Sujeewa Lamahewage)

Women in Chemistry Award - Atreyee Mukhopadhyay, Umesha Peramune, and Bhawana Thapa

women in chemistry award winners

(Pictured: Atreyee Mukhopadhyay, Umesha Peramune, and Bhawana Thapa)

Klaus Ruedenberg Theoretical Chemistry Award - Daniel Del Angel Cruz

ruendenburg award winner

(Pictured: Daniel Del Angel Cruz)

David N. and Minnie I. Wall Graduate Scholarship - Benjamin Atterberry, Josiah Rensner, and Brendan Wall

wall award winners

(Pictured: Brenden Wall, Josiah Rensner, and Benjamin Atterberry)

Alpha Chi Sigma Research Award - Komadhie Dissanayake, Taylor Harville, Mason Koeritz, and Gayatri Viswanathan

alpha chi sigma award winners

(Pictured: Komadhie Dissanayake, Gayatri Viswanathan, and Mason Koeritz, Not Pictured: Taylor Harville)

Noble Hines Endowed Fellowship - Emily O’Brien

noble hines award winner

(Pictured: Emily O'Brien)

Witiak Graduate Fellowship - Aparna Krishnamurthy and Victoria Zeger

witiak award winners

(Pictured: Victoria Zeger and Aparna Krishnamurthy)

The Pat Thiel Graduate Scholarship - Alison Roth

thiel award winner

(Pictured: Alison Roth)

Joseph F. Nelson Scholarship - Eunbyeol Gi

nelson award winner

(Pictured: Eunbyeol Gi)

Henry Gilman Fellowship - Seongyoung Kong

gilman award winner

Arthur P. Hellwig Memorial Scholarship - Shashini De Silva, Stasia Harycki, Sarah Szakas, and Alexander Volkov

hellwig award winners

(Pictured: Shashini De Silva, Alexander Volkov, Stasia Harycki, and Sarah Szakas)

Congratulations to all our 2023 Award Winners!